LUDLOW FOOD CENTRE said thank you to the staff of Ludlow Community Hospital, who were working over Christmas with some festive treats.

The Food Centre’s Production Kitchen Manager, Damien McNamara visited Ludlow Community Hospital on Christmas Eve where he hand delivered some of Ludlow Food Centre’s finest festive produce so the hardworking staff wouldn’t miss out this Christmas!

“It was a great pleasure delivering a basket of our festive foodie treats to the staff at Ludlow Community Hospital as they work so hard all year round, and for those working over Christmas it was lovely to give something back to them, so they could enjoy some delicious foods on Christmas Day,” said Mr McNamara.

The holiday marked the end of the busiest period of the year for staff at the food centre who ran a number of special events in the run-up to the holiday.

This included a day set aside for families and one especially for families.

Ludlow traders are also recovering after what has been the busiest and most important period of the year for many of them.

In the month before Christmas some shops make more money than at any other time of the year and a busy December can make the difference between profit and loss.

Traders will also be discovering what difference the snow and very cold snap in early December has made to the amount of money they were able to make.

Whilst a cold snap can keep people at home it can also mean that they decide the shop locally rather than make longer journeys to bigger tows and cities.

The early months of the year are generally the quietest until the arrival of the spring.